‘Squid Game’ is so popular … (How popular is it?) …

I mean, the tweet pretty much says it all:

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Squid Game is so popular …


It’s so popular that Netflix is being sued by one of South Korea’s largest internet providers for increasing network traffic thanks to this one show.

It’s so popular that one poor South Korean man is fielding 4,000 phone calls a day because his phone number was included on a business card in one scene.

It’s so popular that a particular South Korean candy featured on the show is selling through the roof.

It’s so popular that Jeff Bezos is talking about it.

It’s so popular, Netflix is already talking about season two.

Ozy Media may or may not be shutting down. We are in real Schrödinger’s Cat territory here.

Netflix and Howard University have established a $5.4 million scholarship to honor Chadwick Boseman.

Jerry Seinfeld would change some things that haven’t aged well on Seinfeld if he had a time machine. What things specifically? We’ll never know.

Saturday Night Live‘s Supervising Producer Ken Aymong retired after three decades with the show. (That’s who Colin Jost’s sign was about during the goodnights.)

OK, but why?



  • Mr. Corman has been canceled after one season on Apple TV+.

In Development

  • A Cruel Intentions series is in the works at IMDb TV. (I’ve heard this song before.)
  • A Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid series is being adapted for television.
  • Washington Black, a limited series starring and produced by Sterling K. Brown, is being developed at Hulu.
  • Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, a Ryan Murphy film starring Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell, is coming to Netflix.
  • A LGBTQIA+ horror film set at a gay conversion camp starring Kevin Bacon, Anna Chlumsky, Theo Germain, Carrie Preston, Quei Tann, Austin Crute, Anna Lore, Monique Kim, Cooper Koch, and Darwin del Fabro is going to Peacock.
  • Love During Lockup is being developed for TLC.
  • Dear Mr. Brody has been acquired at Discovery+.
  • JosĂ© AndrĂ©s is launching JosĂ© AndrĂ©s Media, “a company that will produce unscripted and scripted television series, books, podcasts, and digital short- and mid-form content with a focus on food-related stories and characters, and the culture of food.”
  • Shaka King has signed a first-look deal at FX.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • tick, tick…BOOM! will debut in theaters and Netflix in November.
  • Billions returns on Showtime on January 23.
  • Queens will debut on ABC on October 19.
  • Chucky premieres on USA and Syfy on October 12.
  • Fauci will debut on Disney+ on October 6.
  • Dave Chappelle: The Closer premieres on Netflix tomorrow:
  • A House on the Bayou will premiere on Epix on November 19.
  • Man in the Arena: Tom Brady will premiere on ESPN+ in November.
  • Netflix and Chills highlights:


Lorraine Snebold, TV marketing executive

George “Commander Cody” Frayne, Pioneering alt-country rocker

Todd Akin, Former congressman who became notorious for his comments during his campaign for Senate about how a woman’s body would “shut … down” a pregnancy from a “legitimate rape.”


9-1-1: A citywide blackout continues to cause mayhem in Los Angeles. 7 p.m., Fox

On My Block: It’s the final season of the teen dramedy — but a spinoff is coming. Netflix

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Seth Meyers, Cobie Smulders, Farruko
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: David Chase, Barrett Martin
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Julianna Margulies, Toby Keith
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Jamie Lee Curtis, Ludacris, Lord Huron
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: John Stamos, Russell Westbrook, Alice Merton
  • The Daily Show: Richard Antoine White
  • Watch What Happens Live: Kate Chastain, Lloyd Spencer

MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Dancing with the Stars
The Good Doctor
CBS The Neighborhood
Bob ♥ Abishola
NCIS: Hawai’i
CW Roswell, New Mexico
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
FOX 9-1-1
The Big Leap
NBC The Voice
Ordinary Joe

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